1 June 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates – Welcome to the MadAboutGenealogy Friday Round-up of new family history records. It’s been a busy week here with the launch of MadAboutGenealogy’s new 25 page booklet – “HOW TO WRITE A FAMILY HISTORY IN AN AFTERNOON … OR 3!”. It’s an answer to many family historians prayers!! Priced at only $9. CLICK HERE to learn more and buy.
Let’s look at what’s new in the genealogy world.
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Ancestry – 1 June 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates
Ancestry promised that their major improvements on the website would be completed by today and we would see more records coming online. Certainly there is a good selection this week.
Norfolk, England, Church of England Church Records
More records have been added to the Norfolk Collection – Baptism, Marriages, and Burials, 1535-1812, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1915, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1940 and Deaths and Burials, 1813-1990. So run those Norfolk ancestral names through the database as there might be some great finds for you amongst the new records.
Norfolk, England, Bishop and Archdeacon Transcripts of Parish Registers, 1600-1935
This is a completely new collection of records. These records are copies of the parish registers that were made by the parish clergy and sent each year to the Bishop or Archdeacon. If you can, always search the parish registers and these transcripts as sometimes notes got added in the margin of the transcripts which aren’t in the parish registers. Plus of course if the parish registers haven’t survived (nibbling mice are always a problem) or been damaged then the transcripts are a great substitute.
Somerset, England, Church of England Parish Records
Like Norfolk new records have been added to this collection. The records added to are – Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1531-1812, Baptisms, 1813-1914, Marriage Registers, Bonds and Allegations, 1754-1914 and Burials, 1813-1914. Note that there are Bond & Allegation papers in this collection. CLICK HERE to read my post about Marriage Licences, Bonds and Allegations.
Wiltshire, England, Wills and Probate, 1530-1858
New records added to Wiltshire Wills & Probate Collection. All genealogists love a good will – I’ll be looking for some of my family in there. If your ancestors lived in adjacent counties always check the wills of nearby counties as sometimes probate occurred elsewhere.
Find A Grave
Find A Grave has added more records so worth running names through this database again. I wrote about Find A Grave recently. CLICK HERE to access Find A Grave blog post.
West Yorkshire, England, Church of England
West Yorkshire Collection has had additional records added for Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1512-1812, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1910 and Marriages and Banns, 1813-1935.
All updates for USA records this week.
Louisiana, Soldiers in the War of 1812
Alphabetical list of state militia soldiers from Louisiana who took part in the War of 1812. Original records are held at the National Archives.
Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935
Ancestry had these records under USA so I am assuming the passengers either came from or were going to America. Worth a look if you are missing ancestors – did they take a boat over the border?
U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947
Great 20th century records for those searching in this era. Judy G. Russell (aka The Legal genealogist) has written an excellent article on these records. CLICK HERE to access her blog post and CLICK HERE to read a post I wrote about researching 20th century ancestors
So plenty to keep everyone busy!
FindMyPast – 1 June 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates
Chicago Roman Catholic Parish Baptisms, Marriages, Burials and Congregational Records
FindMyPast have certainly cornered the market on Roman Catholic Church records both sides of the Atlantic. If you have ancestors in Chicago you’ll want to check these records out. The records have been indexed, but you can also browse them records page by page.
Ireland National School Registers
School records for County Mayo have been added to the Ireland National School Register Collection. Great news if you have ancestors from the Emerald Isle.
Scotland Monumental Inscriptions Index
New additions for this collection. Scottish research can be expensive because of the Scotland’s People system of charging per record instead of a subscription. So any records that you can search without having to pay per view are always welcome. The collection now covers 14 Scottish counties including the Isle of Skye and 209 burial grounds.
British Newspaper Archives – 1 June 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates
Here are the latest additions – the list of updates was far too long this week to include so I have just noted the new titles.
- Uxbridge & W. Drayton Gazette
- Bedford Record
- Warminster Miscellany, and Local Advertiser
- Sunday Sun (Newcastle)
- Birmingham Weekly Post
- Bucks Chronicle and Bucks Gazette
- The Tewkesbury Register, and Agricultural Gazette
- Stroud Journal
- Penrith Observer
- Lakes Chronicle and Reporter
- Ampthill & District News
- Buckingham Express
Are you aware that if you subscribe to FindMyPast’s Ultimate British & Irish Subscription then you also get access to the contents of the British Newspaper Archives website ? FindMyPast owns the British Newspaper Archives so they simply point their Ultimate and World Subscribers searches to the newspaper databases as part of their subscription. A yearly subscription to the British Newspaper Archives is about $112 depending on exchange rates and a year’s subscription to FindMyPast Ultimate British & Irish package is $179. So you can see that if you want access to the newspaper archive and also genealogy databases then buying a FindMyPast Ultimate British & Irish Subscription is the way to go. I have checked with FindMyPast and although their package is called the Ultimate British & Irish subscription it does give access to all their data-sets worldwide. I’ve pointed out that their title doesn’t make much sense!!
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FamilySearch – 1 June 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Up
No new records this week from FamilySearch, but they have released the schedule for genealogy webinars and classes for June. This month they are focusing on Costa Rica (Spanish), Germany, American West, Norway, and Scotland. You can attend in person at the Family History Library, Salt Lake or online. If you can’t make the course times then they and the handouts are available afterwards in the archive. CLICK HERE for the archive.
Mondays—FamilySearch Catalog at 10:00 a.m. MDT
Tuesdays—FamilySearch.org and Family Tree Classes at 10:00 a.m. MDT
Wednesdays—Indexing Classes at 10:00 a.m. MDT
Thursdays—Research Classes at 1:00 p.m. MDT
The Genealogist – 1 June 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates
Nothing new this week.
1 June 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates – Summary
Quite a wide range of records this week. Plus the FamilySearch webinars which are always worth attending. Enjoy your summer or winter depending on where you live and have a great weekend!
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